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Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo: Connecting people to nature through quality animal care, education, science, and conservation

three stars

85.43

2001 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (312) 742-2000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2512404

Board Leadership
John R. Ettelson
Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.43 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Park Zoo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 85.43 three stars
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (OH) 91.58 four stars
Houston Zoo (TX) 95.47 four stars
Indianapolis Zoo (IN) 89.29 three stars
The Living Desert (CA) 97.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,762,469
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $116,299
   Fundraising Events $1,307,183
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,311,034
Total Contributions $25,496,985
   Program Service Revenue $9,501,350
Total Primary Revenue $34,998,335
   Other Revenue $3,914,587
TOTAL REVENUE $38,912,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,415,199
   Administrative Expenses $2,557,492
   Fundraising Expenses $3,440,161
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,412,852
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,499,930
   
Net Assets $84,729,660

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Buildings & Grounds $16,787,180 44.9%
Animal Care & Conservation $10,497,807 28.1%
Visitor Services $3,508,685 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 08/01/2018 85.43 three stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 87.83 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 09/01/2015 89.68 three stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 89.17 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 83.94 three stars
2011-03 06/01/2012 84.61 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 87.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 04/01/2011 80.71 three stars
2007-03 03/01/2009 72.62 two stars
2006-03 07/01/2007 75.74 two stars
2005-03 09/01/2006 88.85 three stars
2004-03 07/01/2005 99.05 four stars
2003-03 06/01/2004 99.00 four stars
2002-03 06/09/2003 99.01 four stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 85.62 three stars
2000-03 04/15/2002 90.39 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2512404
Name in IRS Master File LINCOLN PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$488,025 1.12% Kevin J. Bell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL) 85.43 three stars
Phoenix Zoo (AZ) 92.39 four stars
Denver Zoological Foundation (CO) 85.71 three stars
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (NE) 87.05 three stars
San Diego Zoo Global (CA) 92.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
tel: (312) 742-2000
fax: (312) 742-2226
EIN: 36-2512404

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Board Leadership

John R. Ettelson
Chairman

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